Health and Human Behavior / Edition 1

Health and Human Behavior / Edition 1

by Robert E. E. Kaplan, Francine Patterson, James F. Sallis, Thomas L. Patterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070335664

ISBN-13: 9780070335660

Pub. Date: 01/01/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

HEALTH AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR is a survey text which takes a broad approach to the study of the science that connects behavior to health and health to behavior. Taking an epidemiological approach to the field,the text goes beyond the study of psychological processes in the individual such as stress and coping or personality factors to examine the interrelationship

Overview

HEALTH AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR is a survey text which takes a broad approach to the study of the science that connects behavior to health and health to behavior. Taking an epidemiological approach to the field,the text goes beyond the study of psychological processes in the individual such as stress and coping or personality factors to examine the interrelationship between health and human behavior from a variety of perspectives. Written by three leading scholars in the field. HEATH AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR has twenty chapters divided into four sections: Methods and Issues; Stress and Coping; Chronic Illnesses; Health Behavior and Health Promotion. The text provides up-to-date discussions of such current issues as the health care system,problems in compliance with medical recommendations,and social support and its relationship to illness. The major chronic illnesses (cancer,diabetes,cardiovascular disease,and AIDS) are covered in depth,and the role of human behavior in all aspects of these diseases is discussed in detail. "Focus on Women" boxes provide timely information about women's health issues in many chapters,and material covered in the "Focus on Minorities" boxes provides coverage of the health issues unique to our ethnically diverse society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070335660
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction
SECTION ONE: METHODS AND ISSUES
CHAPTER 2: Behavioral Epidemiology
CHAPTER 3: Understanding and Changing Health Behavior
CHAPTER 4: The Health Care Systems
CHAPTER 5: Compliance with Medical Regiment
SECTION TWO: LIFE STRESS
CHAPTER 6: Stress and Coping
CHAPTER 7: Social Support
SECTION THREE: CHRONIC ILLNESSE
CHAPTER 8: Pain and Arthritis
CHAPTER 9: Diabetes
CHAPTER 10: Cardiovascular Disease
CHAPTER 11: Cancer
CHAPTER 12: The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
CHAPTER 13: Injury, Violence, and Substance Abuse
SECTION FOUR: HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND HEALTH PROMOTION
CHAPTER 14: Dietary Risk Factors and Intervention
CHAPTER 15: Physical Activity
CHAPTER 16: Smoking
CHAPTER 17: Obesity
CHAPTER 18: Person Factors: Personality and Demographic Influences on Health
CHAPTER 19: Community Intervention
SECTION FIVE: SUMMARRY
CHAPTER 20: For Those Interested in More Information About the Field of Health Psychology

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